The perfect cheese pie side for the crayfish/crawfish party

As I’ve mentioned before, mid August means crayfish/crawfish season in Sweden. And last year about that time I wrote how to prepare the star of those parties (the crayfish/crawfish). Now it’s time for one very common side dish the “Västerbotten” cheese pie. It can be done with any type of strong hard cheese, but here Västerbotten is preferred. 🎉

Make a pie crust (not sweetened) and bake it (if you make very small pies you can take a shortcut by using puff paste).

Grate the cheese (approx. 1 + 1/3 cup) mix it with 6 eggs, 1+1/2 cup milk, 1 cup full cream (the milk and cream should be brought Tova boil and then put the cheese in and at the end the eggs) and season it with pepper and maybe some salt.

Bake the pie 45 minutes in 302 F

I also like to fry some leek and sprinkle over or put in the pie or sprinkle chives on top.

Other great sides are mushroom pies, salads, cold sour cream sauces and garlic bread.

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